Somerset Bristol & Bath Nature and Wildlife Attractions

Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Somerset Bristol & Bath Attractions and Heritage pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.


Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park - Bristol - combination of nature, attractions and stunning scenery, the park covers 50 acres, includes indoor soft play arena, outdoor adventure play area, diverse range of animals, pets corner, falconry display (Summer) - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site


Bristol Aquarium - "Come and admire our tropical sharks, the beautiful seahorses, and sit down and be amazed in our undersea tunnel" - Bristol - Access is available to the whole aquarium for service dogs, wheelchairs and mobility scooters, has ramps throughout and multi-level viewing, two wheelchairs available for visitors, hearing loop is in operation at the entrance of the Aquarium, as well as some parts of the displays area, accessible toilets (one req's a RADAR key), baby changing facilities


Bristol Zoo Gardens - 12 acres, with over 400 species and nine animals houses under cover - Clifton - most of the Zoo is accessible for wheelchair users and those with walking difficulties, most paths are tarmac and there is level or ramped access to most buildings, two manual wheelchairs and two mobility scooters available for hire, accessible toilets, baby changing facilities


Cheddar Gorge & Caves - Britain's biggest gorge from the dramatic cliffs rising 450ft to the stunning stalactite caverns. This world-famous beauty spot is a National Nature Reserve, reveals many fascinating stories of our prehistoric ancestors, and is an international centre for caving and rock climbing - "Audio guides, audio loop systems and transcripts are available in many areas to assist those with impaired sight or hearing... much of Cheddar Gorge & Caves inaccessible including the caves, the Gorge Walk and the Lookout Tower"


Exmoor Pony Centre - Dulverton - (seasonal opening) headquarters of The Moorland Mousie Trust, a charity that works tirelessly for the welfare and promotion of the rare breed Exmoor pony, Covered Riding Arena where Taster Sessions take place, Pony Paddocks, Indoor Pony Petting Pen, picnic area - Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilet - please contact the centre for details


Noah's Ark Zoo Farm - a unique hands-on zoo and working farm just outside Bristol set in over 100 acres of beautiful countryside - Wraxall, Bristol - majority of areas are wheelchair accessible, a limited number of wheelchairs are available. "The Ark Arena has a hearing Induction Loop installed", "There are access ramps to all facilities and services, including viewing areas for all animal enclosures", baby changing facilities, accessible toilets including a "Changing Places" facility changing-places-icon


SeaQuarium - Weston-Super-Mare - offers an underwater voyage of discovery, where you can experience aquatic life from several regions of the world including the Amazon, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Red Sea and from our own shores around Britain - "The site is accessible to prams, wheelchairs and mobility scooters. It is a mixture of surfaces including tarmac, wood and concrete", has accessible toilets, baby changing facilities


Wookey Hole - spectacular caves and legendary home of the infamous Witch of Wookey - Wells - Disabled parking and accessible toilets but caves are not accessible. Unfortunately we have no other accessibility information for this site


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